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Coasting : Issue 15 September 2010
21 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING WEDDINGS Your ideas & dreams. Our expertise & creativity From elegant and simple to intricate and elaborate, The Sweetest Things will create the sweetest centrepiece for your special day. Ph 02 4385 2253 www.thesweetestthings.com.au Shop 4, Crowne Plaza, Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal c8799561-2Sep HAIR BODY MAKE UP Allure will customise your body, hair and makeup packages for your special day. A8799144-2Sep Call: 0414 260 303 www.kristenhartz.com.au WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIAL EVENTS CORPORATE Couples have a lot on their mind on their wedding day, and a good wedding photographer understands that. But with a little planning and consideration, a couple can take a few steps to ensure that eir photographer has the best chance of taking wedding photographs that will always be cherished. Award-winning photographer Andrew Hellmich, of Impact Images Photography, at Erina Heights, said time was the key element in wedding day photography. He'll typically start a wedding day shoot by photographing the guys as they get ready. "The number one tip for the guys is to be on time -- that's showered, shaved and dressed -- before the photographer arrives," Andrew said. Each of the groomsmen must have tried on their wedding shirt and suit before the day. "I can't count how many times guys have had suit problems that could have been avoided by trying them on a day or two earlier," he said. After spending about an hour with the boys, Andrew would typically travel to the girls' location. Andrew ideally likes the girls to time it so that they have had their hair and make-up completed by the time he arrives. "The number one hold-up on a wedding day is the hair and make-up. For this reason I advise all of my brides to never go last with their hair and make-up. If you are running late here, you will miss out on photos," he said. Having a make-up trial run before the big day is a smart move. And a word of warning on spray tans: only have a spray tan done if you usually have one, and be sure to have it applied by the company and person that usually does it. "Never have a spray tan applied for your wedding day if you haven't had one before," Andrew said. "I've seen some seriously bad colouring on some girls which is almost impossible to be 'fixed' either by the photographer or the make-up artist." Andrew said natural skin tones were best for weddings. But if the girls insist on having spray tans, he urges them to have the lightest tan possible, and to have it applied a few days before the big day. For the ceremony, Andrew has one simple How to be the best subject that you can be, and get better wedding pictures as your reward. SHARP SHOOTER: Andrew Hellmich, the principal photographer at Impact Images. piece of advice: just enjoy the moment and let your photographer do their thing. "We'll capture the ceremony as it happens -- the laughter, tears, emotion, the guests, the action... the lot." Then, for a location shoot before the reception, allow about one hour of shooting time. Some couples will have a specific location in mind. Others might like to discuss location options with their photographer who should have a good local knowledge of the lighting, and how factors such as the wind are likely to impact on the photo shoot at a particular time of day. For more information go to www.impact- images.com.au or phone 4367 0111 LOCATION: For a warm weather wedding, nothing says 'beach' and 'coast' more than The Entrance Surf Club. Picture by Impact Images, Erina Heights. Go to www.impact-images.com.au. CLASSY: Star of the Sea Resort, in Terrigal, is a popular venue for brides and bridesmaids to prepare for the ceremony. The rooms are stylishly appointed and are great for photography because they are filled with natural light. Picture by Impact Images, Erina Heights.
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